Center for Global Studies to present lecture on global change

November 11, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Center for Global Studies will host a lecture with Lee Ann De Reus of Penn State Altoona and her daughter, Arianna De Reus, a senior majoring in community, environment, and development at Penn State, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17, in 111 Chambers Building on the University Park campus. The lecture, "Daring to Make a Difference: Finding Your Voice," will feature the mother-daughter duo as they draw on their years of experience working in Africa to inform students and others on how to create sustainable, meaningful change — both globally and in their own backyard. 

De Reus is an associate professor of human development and family studies and women’s studies at Penn State and the co-founder/assistant executive director of Panzi Foundation USA. As a scholar-activist, she travels regularly to Panzi Hospital in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo to conduct research, develop programs for rape survivors, and inform her advocacy work in the U.S. She co-leads annual field experiences for Penn State students to Rwanda and Mozambique. She also co-founded Beza Kids, an organization designed to support vulnerable women and children in those countries.

Following the lecture there will be time provided for a question and answer session with both Lee Ann and Arianna.

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Last Updated November 12, 2015